Ornithidium coccineum

Maxillaria coccinea 

Ornithidium coccineum                                                                                                                                                 photo C. Solimbergo
(Maxillaria coccinea)  
taxonomy described by (R. Brown ex Jacques)  Salisbury, Richard Antony
  published in      Hortus Kewensis  5 : 20    November 1813
    Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, London  (2nd. ed.)
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Maxillariinae
  genus Ornithidium Salisbury 1813

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night. 

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins

 primary forests of Carabbean (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Martinique), 


Venezuela, Colombia

  altitude  600 - 1300 m (1980 - 4290 ft)

climate informations from Ravine Acajou, Martinique)

    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1000 m / 3300 ft) :
    Ornithidium coccineum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Ravine Acajou this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 57 m' to 11 h 03 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 5 - 6 cm (2" - 2.4"), basal  
  nr flowers 8 - 10
  size single flower  1.5 L 2 cm  (0.6" L 1")
  duration single flower, ≈ 22 - 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 days
CITES appendix II

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